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as they move into their second term. and i want to talk about that in a second. but i saw jimmy carter yesterday, who helped you an awful lot in your book. and he's been known to not be a joiner, to sometimes be a bit morose. he seemed to be in really good spirits. i don't know if you saw the images yesterday. but he seemed to be in really good spirits yesterday. >> and he was the senior president on the platform there, because george herbert walker bush wasn't there. and he also was elected the president of the united states. he can be charming. it's not in his nature, but he can do it. he plaid the role of senior sort of president yesterday and i think he probably enjoyed that. and it was, of course, a festive moment. >> remember, also, there was a lot in that speech that carter would like. president carter was the first american president to really make a push on the environment, on environmental reform, famously put solar panels on the white house, that ronald reagan later tore down. but jimmy carter's vision of government is getting a little bit more of a second chance, i think, w
saw the benghazi headlines and thought to themselves jimmy carter. >> during the course of covering the campaign, did you encounter -- do you encounter -- because you come from buzz feed -- sort after distance from the more, for lack ever a better phrase, more established national press corps? >> well, hi -- what i call the lindsay lohan mean girls treatment which -- you know -- lindsay shows up. >> wow. >> you know, people are intrigued. become part of the group. everyone is getting along. then the realization like oh, this journalist is from buzz feed. he is doing something different and the walls can go back up. but that's -- >> tell the truth about having drinks with the president. >> yeah. >> where did you get that idea? >> apparently they asked him why does he party more? he's fun to be around. >> they just don't want to report. >> it funny thing about that -- we were talking about it earlier, it is in the white house logs. you know, where the president flies to, where the president goes. it is a public record. i don't understand the -- >> well, what it came down to who contro
at the inaugural route, i can't help but go back to january 20th 1977 and jimmy carter breaking precedent and stepping out of the car and shaking hands with the american people. >> he walked the whole route. >> his four years started out well and ended batly. you have gone back and taken a look at how presidents fared. especially like this one have been reelected. if you look back at truman administration, the first four presidents had bad second terms. they ended the four years at a low opinion and the number where they began their four years and truman down 37% and eisenhower down 14% and johnson down 22 and nixon down 27. of the seven presidents only two who actually improved their public opinion from beginning to end and surprisingly they are reagan and clinton. if you look again at the second group of numbers, you see reagan went up 1% from 62 to 63%. clinton went up four and bush was down 17. obama starts at 49 to 50 or 52%, whatever poll you look at. he starts at the lowest approval rating of any of these presidents including president obama. >> i look at bill clin
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